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Illustration of Russian Jewish families waiting to emigrate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.442

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    Illustration of Russian Jewish families waiting to emigrate

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Russische Juden in einer Hamburger Taverne
    Alternate Title
    Russian Jews in a Hamburg Tavern
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1882 May 28
    Geography
    publication: Vienna (Austria)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, top, black ink : II. Band. 1882. Neue Illustrirte Zeitung. Nummer 35. Seite 557. [Volume II. 1882. New Illustrated Newspaper. Issue 35. Page 557.]
    front, below image, black ink : Russische Juden in einer Hamburger Taverne / Nach einer Original-Skizze von Hugo Fritzmann in Hamburg. (Siehe Seite 550.) [Russian Jews in a Hamburg Tavern / According to an original sketch by Hugo Fritzmann in Hamburg. (See page 550.)]
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Hugo Fritzmann
    Biography
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Prints
    Physical Description
    Double sided illustration removed from a periodical. On one side there is a black ink drawing on paper of Jewish people arranged in small groups inside a tavern, many depicted with stereotypically thick eyebrows and large noses. On the left, a man smoking a pipe and a man with mutton chops stand near a woman, her arm wrapped protectively around an elderly man with a cane. He sits with his back to another man, who is seated in right profile with a child leaning against him. He looks up at a man standing opposite him in a top hat between a man in a long coat and a seated woman holding a child. On the far right, 2 men face the barman behind the counter. There are several loosely sketched figures in the background. The publication information is printed at the top and title is printed below. On the back, 3 partial columns of German text reviewing regional art and entertainment activities are printed in Fraktur font, with the publication information at the top.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 8.250 inches (20.955 cm) | Width: 11.250 inches (28.575 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The print was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:30:34
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